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, in solidarity with his hometown. >> i believe it would have an enormous impact upon america. in other words, you are telling the taxpayer that everybody is suffering and you're suffering. >> reporter: chicago's not the only american city that's forcing furlough days upon its workers. in fact, some local and state governments are incorporating them on a regular basis, desperate to cut budgetsag anywhere they can. michigan wants to save nearly $22 million through six unpaid days. in colorado, furlough days may be accompanied by pay cuts as well. but nothing compares to california, where more than 90% of state workers will be off on the first and third friday of each month until june of 2010. >> it's a much better alternative than people being laid off. >> reporter: despite the sacrifices by city workers, chicago will still be $300 million short of what it needs to fund next year's budget. diana alvear, abc news, chicago. >>> today, an american man who was in prison in one of the most reclusive and repressive countries on earth was set free after a visiting u.s. senator won his release. this man's
. >>> good morning, america. it is august 29th. saturday morning. and a who's who of american politics is descending on boston. th's where kate snow is this morning. good morning, kate. >> good morning, bill. senator ted kennedy lies in pose. a senate delegation will arrive shortly to the library where we are to pay their last respects. we'll have journey to his final resting place. we'll talk to one of his nephews about carrying on his legacy. and we'll talk to some of his former staffers, including supreme court justice steven breyer. and he'll talk about how he inspired them to greatness. i know you have more to come in new york, bill. >> we do, kate. >>> we have the latest on that shocking story out of california. jaycee dugard, kidnapped in california. held for 18 years. we're learning new details, including just how close the authorities came to finding jaycee, when neighbors had their suspicions. >>> and a different story in northern california. everything must go, if it's government property, that is. the state is in such dire financial straits, they're having a fire sale. comp
? or is it getting stuck in the bureaucratic mud? >>> one country's trash is another country's poison. america's discarded electronics are endangering the lives of these kids half a world away. and ron claiborne travels to africa on the trail of e-waste. >>> and money rehab. one woman, 300 pairs of jeans, 160 pairs of shoes. and she's not alone, we'll take you to where reckless spenders and she's not alone, we'll take you to where reckless spenders go to turn their lives around. captions paid for by abc, inc. >>> good morning, america. >> good morning, i'm just sending a tweet out. >> are you tweeting? >> right now! it is sunday, august 2nd. twitter's everywhere. it's everywhere. >> i thought we banned it from the set? >> no, i just sent your picture out. check it out, folks. 140 characters can it really get you into trouble? a lot of times we don't even think before we tweet but you really should because what you tweet could land you in court. one woman who slammed her landlord on twitter found out the hard way and she's being sued for defamation. we're going to get into this whole legal issu
, for america, the defender of a dream. >> ted kennedy followed his to brothers, jack and bobby into politics, and after their assassinations, he became the family patriarch and eventually a political icon. in nearly five decades in the senate, he was the voice of the liberal party wing. in the 1980 speech, it was a ted kennedy classic. >> for all of those whose careers have been our concern, the work goes on, the cause endures, the hobe still lives, and the dream john never die. -- the hope still lives and the dream shall never die. ♪ >> love him or hate him -- and there are still some ted kennedy haters out there -- washington will not be the same without him. he died at his home in massachusetts this week at the age of 77. he was diagnosed with a brain tumor in may of 2008. we knew and he knew there was no cure, only delaying action. >> the torch will be passed again to a new generation of americans. the hope rises again endangering lives on. >> despite his weakened condition, kennedy made an appearance at barack obama's convention a year ago and the inauguration in january. he spent his
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years from now an "america this morning" stamp. >> hard to believe but i hope so. >> you can get the latest business news any time at our website, abcnews.com. >>> coming up next on this wednesday, a major criminal investigation. did the host of a tv crime show order murders to boost his ra ratings? >>> a new message from one of the american women brought home from north korea one week ago today. >>> welcome back. these are the latest headlines from abc news. >>> president obama is trying to regain the momentum in the health care debate by using town hall meetings to press his case. >>> familyembers have gathered at the kennedy come pond in h n hyannisport, mass to remember eunice kennedy shriver. >>> frank dipascali, former cfo for bernard madoff has pleaded guilty and is being held as a flightrying. >>> allegedly commissioning five murders in an effort to boost his ratings. wallace souza not only the host he's a state lawmaker but authorities say his show's cameras suspiciously been at drug trafficker's murder scenes before police knew about them. he's also accused of his own
%, but this not our lives, this is our hobby. >> pageant owner annette hill believes america's backlash against pageants all began with the precocious images of jonbenet ramsey parading across the stage in 1996. ♪ ♪ >> next on "larry king live" -- >> she says the media tends to focus on the negative. >> do you want to go into child protective services? >> as do movies like "little miss sunshine". ♪ >> some people in america are disgusted by these pageants. >> we well, i think that's their opinion. we're not going to stop doing them. parents enjoy showcasing their kids. what is wrong with that? as long as you keep it in a positive aspect, i don't think anything is wrong with that. >> the spray tans, whis it so necessary? why can't children be beautiful the way they are? >> the tan, i mean, i just think it looks pretty to be tanned. you know? swimsuit models, whatever. you want to have a nice glow to you. >> but she's 4. >> but she's 4. >> look in the bathroom -- >> as for the over the top costumes? many people are concerned they're sexualizing these very young girls. do you think the show
power america's future with the key ingredient beneath a salty landscape. jeffrey kofman now reports from boliv bolivia's uyuni salt flats. >> the car we travelled in for ten bone rattling hours runs on gas, butf the story you're about to see comes true, one day fairly soon this car will be obsolete. that is why we made this long trek to one of the most remote places on earth, a place that holds a greener future for our planet. there it is. two miles above sea level in the andes mountains. one of the most stunning landscapes anywhere. it may look like snow, but that salt. bolivia's uyuni salt flats, the largest in the world. where do you stay when you're visiting these remote salt flats? where else but a place called the salty moon. around here, that is much more than a catchy name. >> uyuni really is all about salt. the walls of the hotel are built of brick of salts and the table is blocks of salt. even the floor, salt. you don't believe me question? salty. out the sat flats t only people you find are salt gathers who work in the blinding glare. for their efforts, they earn a few d
teddy. >> ♪ god bless america >> it was a celebration of life that mirrored the life that he led, music, laughter, family. >> he taught by example and with love. he showed us how to keep going, to love each other, no matter how mad we got, and keep working for what we believe in. his niece and nephew, children of his brother killed by assassins, spoke of him as a father. >> every single one of my brothers and sisters needed a father, and we gained one through uncle teddy. we needed someone to hang onto, and teddy was always there. >> fellow senators spoke of him as a friend. am i was privileged to serve there, but i think most of my colleagues would agree the police will not be the same without him. >> john fitzgerald kennedy inspired our america. robert kennedy challenged our america. and are teddy changed america. >> the three hours of intensely personal memories followed two days of public viewing by kennedy's other family. in estimated 50,000 people filed past the flag draped coffin, sharing gratitude and hope. >> he was an inspiration to so many people around the world. it is just
that while america has turned over security to the iraqis, iraq is not secure. >>> facts of life. new insight into america's health. we are living longer, and the death rates for major diseases are falling. >>> dirty dealers. extraordinary undercover video reveals just how easy it is to buy a gun illegally. >>> and, sour notes. the proud members of the truly terrible orchestra, and the the proud members of the truly terrible orchestra, and the music they make. captions paid for by abc, inc. we begin tonight with two stories literally about life and death. we have new insight into the state of america's health. we are living longer than ever. there are advances against major diseases. minorities enjoy better health, and we'll get to that in a moment. but we also got a reminder that eadd dentht a d theds han of terrorists is stl liaea rty in a aq.ea of o explosions throughout baghdad killed nearly 100 people and injured hundreds more today. and the 130,000 u.s. troops in that country could do little to help. under the terms of the security agreement, demanded by the iraqi government. so, here's
this morning." >>> good morning, america. and this morning, breaking news. eunice kennedy shriver, the pioneer behind special olympics and the sister of john f. kennedy has died. we take a look bag at ore life and her legacy. >>> president obama braces for protests at his town hall meeting on health care today. can he cal the explosive war of words? >>> hillary clinton lashes out, after a question strikes a nerve. >> wait. you want me to tell you what my husband thinks? my husband is not the secretary of state. i am. >> is the former president stealing his wife's thunder? >>> and coming to a theater near you, michael jackson, the movie. a front-row seat to his final performance. could it be his biggest show performance. could it be his biggest show yet? captions paid for by abc, inc. >>> and good morning, everyone. alongside chris cuomo, i'm robin roberts. diane sawyer is off on this tuesday, august 11th. we're mourning the passing of eunice kennedy shriver. she was 88 years old. >> obviously, a very long life and legacy. she had been dealing with health ailments in these final ye
be caught? captions paid for by abc, inc. >>> good morning, america. >> good morning. i love that music. it's sunday, august 16th. >>> other news this morning, president obama wrapping up his trio of town halls. hoping to turn the tide in the health care debate. we have a report -- a reporter traveling with the president and also talking with jake tapper. who's hosti ining "this week." >> also, a fascinating look inside the health insurance industry. this is probably the most high-profiled whistle blower. somebody who had a real convergent moment. when she saw people lined up in the rain for health care. it oin. sg inut obook of the big >> alsat t lonhet hees t heart-wrenching story of an 8-year-old american boy abducted by his own mother, stuck in an italian orphanage. while father tries desperately to get him back here. >>> and also, this sounds kind of ridiculous, dogs teaching kids how to read. but it's a very successful program. highly trained teachers in a certain way. we'll explain how that works coming up. >>> we begin with the california wildfires, raging across the golden state.
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, plus what elvis' doctor faced, later on "good morning america." >>> a panel has issued a worst-case scenario for the spine flu. the virus could infect half of the country this fall and winter. 1.8 million people could be hospitalized. they say the majority of the cases could be mild. but the virus could till up to 90,000 people. as many as 40,000 deaths occur during a typical flu season, mostly the elderly. >>> in greece, a multinational airborne assault, and minor winds have given firefighters the upper hand against fierce wildfires. 19 water-dropping planes from 4 countries battled the largest fire just outside athens. this morning, mor than 1,000 firefighters and soldiers remain on guard against any flare-ups. >>> preliminary results from afghanistan's election are due out this evening. 10% of the vote has been tallied. the candidates have accused each other of voter fraud. fine expects aren't expected until september 3rd. >>> a familiar name has surfaced as a possible contender for new york's next governor. rudy giuliani is considering a run next year. the former new york c
of the family's legendary seaside home. >>> welcome to "america this morning" on this thursday. ir. 'm ii' >> i'm jeremy hubbard. setenar tod nnr edy leaves hised cherished hyannisport home for y e last time today.ke lwinnwillie in repose at the jfk library in boston, beginning tonight, where thousands are expected to pay their respects over the next two days. >> president obama will deliver a eulogy at kennedy's funeral mass on saturday. >> and a special election to fill kennedy's senate seat is scheduled for early this year. that is unless lawmakers change the state succession law. >>> this morning, the kennedy family is gathering to say farewell to a much-loved father, uncle and brother. >> reporter: good morning, jeremy and vinita. after a day of tributes, this is the first of three days of farewell for senator kennedy. there will be ceremonies for him in boston and in arlington, virginia, before he's laid to rest on saturday night. today, senator edward kennedy begins the long, final voyage of a statesman. >> he was ready to go. >> reporter: with flags at halftaff on capitol hill, and amon
, america. >>ood morning. it is saturday, august 8th and we're going to keep running thatusic there? >> disco. >> and good news. good news for job hunters out there. latest unemployment numbers went down slightly for the first time fifillstarti to hire.cocoulbe a but flipside is that 15 million americans are still looking for work. what if theyey joined a club, le a book club, but for seers. >>> also this morning, the yo ww rkseom who w killed seven people and herself driving the wrong way. had dedevice the legal limit of alcohol and marijuana in her blood. but her husband swears he's never seen her drunk ever. either he's lying, the coroner's wrong, or she had a secret addiction. how is sanssible?le? dul.also, what's next for paula she says sheea's lngamvi "erican idol." is it a gooderove to quit the most populgo sarw on television? look at some other stars. they made risky decisions. will she soar like a clooney? or fade like a dunkleman? that's coming up. >>> first this morning, the fight is on. testing for the swine flu vaccine began late friday, in seattle. as health officials
will get a complete update from sam champion live from the front lines later on "good morning america" or you can get the latest any time at abcnews.com. >>> former vice esident dick cheney is once again on the attack over the justice department's investigation of bush era detainee interrogations. attorney general eric holder named a special prosecutor last week after a newly released report said the cia not only used waterboarding but also a gun and an electric drill to threaten terror suspects. cheney says the probe is all about politics. >> i think it's an outrageous political act that will do great damage long term to our capacity to be able to have people take on difficult jobs, make difficult decisions without having to worry about what the next administration is going to say. >> cheney also accused president obama of caving to the left wing of the democratic party for allowing the investigation to get under way. mr. obama has implied he'd prefer not to prosecute cia agents for their interrogation activities and he says he is leaving the investigation up to the attorney general.
is being overshadowed about concern about the u.s.' america. tokyo's nikkei average tumbled 3% today. hong kong's hang seng is down sharply. in london the ftse opened lower. this comes after a down week on wall street last week. the dow fell 48 points and starts the week at 9,321. the nasdaq dropped 14 points to close at 1985. >>> general motors is looking to capitalize on the growing market for ultra low cost car in developing markets. "the wall street journal" is reporting that gm is planning to build a car that will sell for around $4,000. gm is looking to make up for declining sales in the u.s. the first car chrysler produces with new partner fiat may not be made in the usa. chrysler will build the fiat 500 in mexico. that could lead to a backlash among u.s. taxpayers who helped save the automaker but chrysler is said to be building the engines in michigan. >>> a new promotion to build up sales. ihop is offering free kids' meals seven nights a week for the next month with the purchase of an adult meal. according to "usa today" several smaller chains have been offering similar deals. >>
demand from america's consumers. captions paid for by abc, inc. >>> good morning. and thanks for being with us.we violent weather, which has ravished parts of eastern texas. >> it started yesterday afternoon, in the houston area, with heavy rain, strong wind and at least one tornado. >> meanwhile, a construction worker died after rainwater flooded the tunnel he was working in. >> water came in from everywhere. they were saying. and didn't know where it was coming from. had to go in there while they were on air, breathing air. we had to have hoses in there. we didn't know what the atmosphere was. >> two men were able to escape. but a body of a third worker was found about 50 feet inside the tunnel. >>> in nearby beaumont, texas, a tornado struck without warning in a crowded shopping center, sending people running for their lives. the twister touched down outside the kohl's department store, around 2:00 tuesday afternoon, catching shoppers offguard. a worker at a nearby restaurant grabbed his cell phone, capturing this video of the twister's powerful winds. >> it went over towards walmar
hurricane to threaten america's coastline? captions paid for by abc, inc. >>> and good morning to you again this morning. i'm diane sawyer in times square. robin is on assignment on this thursday, august 27th. and chris cuomo is anchoring our coverage from hyannisport, massachusetts. chris, good morning. any signs the family is stirring this morning? >> good morning, diane. i don't think i've ever been able to say this before, but the kennedy compound is quiet. and talking to family members, from youngest to oldest yesterday, they all remember teddy the same way. he was there for them always. and now, they are make sure they are there for him. the family is literally, taking shifts, holding vigil, over teddy's body, making sure the man who they love is never alone. even in the final moments, he showed his strength. >> there was a certain peace there that was absolutely beautiful. >> repter: now, loved ones are gathering at the family compound to mourn and celebrate. >> that's what we're going to do in the next few days. celebrate his life, a wonderful life. >> reporter: a family who played
children, we have exclusive >>> good morning, america. breaking news. a continental airlines jet making an emergency landing in miami after turbulence, severe turbulence injures more than two dozen people. what was it like on board? we have a live report. >>> and capture. three american students detained in iran after crossing the border during a hike. their last message, we're surrounded. >>> did michael jackson have a fourth child, exclusive video of the jackson family vacation. who is this young man always at jackson's side? >>> the newest poster person for diet and weight loss. rush limbaugh loses 90 pounds in 5 months. a new diet trend. could it work for you? >>> and the boom that went bust. we show you how not to blow up a >>> and the boom that went bust. we show you how not to blow up a building. captions paid for by abc, inc. >>> and good morning, america. welcome to this new week. i'm diane sawyer with robin roberts on monday, august 3rd, 2009. what could it have been like aboard that plane with that turbulence? still getting news in. >> we know it was a continental flig
about julia child, we've been looking back at her fashion for good taste on "good morning america." >> from the vault, sushi in 1985 and a tasteful way to prepare sweet peas in 1982. >> when i was living in paris and learning cooking, my old freven chef taught me how to make big old store bought peas and they can be delicious. you start out with half a teaspoon of salt, abouthree cups of peas and then some lettuce leaves. those are shredded lettuce lees. then two, three tablespoons of minced shall ots or scallions and about two tablespoons of bulleter. and a little bit of sugar. the reason for that is when you got old peas, you need a lite sugar to give them that fresh taste because the sugar in old peas turns to stach. you want to make them taste sweet. >> now, this is the big prick of all. tack your hands and press the ingredients into the piece to brood them because that makes the flavor penetrate and then on to the stove and then put in just enough water to cover the peas and then put them over high heat with the cover on them, let them really boil hard. that's going to steam
that radio ad 40 years ago knew what lay ahead. good morning, america, from rock 'n' roll hallowed ground, bethel, new york, the site of woodstock and good morning to my groovy college back in manhattan, kate snow. >> peace to you, about i will. good morning. it is saturday, august 15th. we're also going to have the latest on president obama's trip out west to save his health care reform plan. many on both sides of the debate starting to wonder if his agenda is in some trouble. >>> we'll look at the return of superstar michael vick after 19 months in prison. a lot of questions about whether he should be allowed to make a comeback. >>> but bill is talking about a different kind of comeback. the celebration at woodstock. good morning again, bill. >> good moing, kate. it's going to be a fantastic morning. hard to imagine 40 years ago this moment this field was filled with almost 500,000 people and another million on the road trying to get in. you know, america's full of commemorative battlefields but this is one of those rare commemorative peace fields celebrating the love that broke out 40
>>> good morning, america. breaking news. two firefighters die as they try to travel through massive wildfires in california. nearly 50,000 acres ablaze. 12,000 homes threatened. >>> our house is gone. >> are you serious? >> i'm standing right there. >> sam champion reports live on the scene. >>> house of horror. new details from inside the compound where jaycee dugard was held for 18 years. her stepfather here with us live, the latest on jaycee and her daughters. and with the two woman who helped crack the case through their mother's intuition. >>> high alert. what west point cadets are teaching all of us about avoiding swine flu. ♪ >>> why a song has sometimes what the doctor ordered. dr. mehmet oz on how to gain more sleep and gain more energy without pills. >>> we say good morning, america. closing out august, the 31st, 2009. so great to have you back. >> my time away was restful and productive. got much needed rest and on the road on assignment and share those stories in the near future. so much news. we'll begin with a half a dozen fires burning across california, the
>>> good morning, america. we awake to breaking news, that senator edward kennedy, political giant, lion of the senate, has died. this is what we do.americans. we reach the moon. we scale the heights. i know it. i've seen it. i've lived it. >> the last brother of an american dynasty, slipping away in the night, surrounded by family. a 15-month fight against brain cancer comes to an end. we're live at the kennedy compound with the story of the last days, as america mourns a man who carried the country's passion and pain on his shoulders. >> the cause endures. the hope still lives. and the dream shall never die. >> a special edition of "good morning america," remembering >> a special edition of "good morning america," remembering senator ted kennedy. captions paid for by abc, inc. >>> as we say a good, and sad morning to you. diane sawyer with chris cuomo, on this august 26th, 2009. robin is on assignment. we're joined by george stephanopoulos and dr. tim johnson and the abc news team. you're looking live at hyannisport, massachusetts, right now. and the home where senator kennedy di
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arms outside an appearance by the president. are second amendment supporters a sign of america's new culture war? >>> and dirty money. a shocking discovery about 90% >>> and dirty money. a shocking discovery about 90% of the nation's paper money. captions paid for by abc, inc. >>> good morning. and thanks for being with us. we begin with the developing story from afghanistan this morning, where the presidential palace in kabul has been hit by mortars. >> no one was hurt in the attack, which comes, of course, just two days before presidential elections there. the police headquarters was also hit. the incident follows an attack yesterday, which killed an american service member and a civilian working for the military. the taliban has threatened to disrupt the elections. and warned afghans not to go to the polls. abc has a team of reporters in kabul covering the election, who will stay on top of this story. >>> the other big story this morning, the economy. despite the worst day on wall street since the early july, asian markets managed to close higher in today's trading. but only by a
with us for "good morning america." the head of the ntsb will be here with the latest on the investigation. that's this morning starting at 7:00. >>> we are following a developing story in iraq this morning where a devastating wave of bombings has left dozens dead. near the northern city of mosul two truck bombs targeted a shiite neighborhood. at least 25 people were killed and more than 70 hurt. and in baghdad, two car bombs targeting construction workers killed at least 16 people and left more than 80 injured. no group has claimed responsibility, but the attacks appear to be the work of al qaeda. >>> president obama is in guadalajara, mexico for a summit of north american leaders. topping the agenda is the growing health threat from the h1n1. emily schmichmidt joins us with preview. >> reporter: the next flu season is just around the corner. that's why today president obama will talk about how to fight the flu in the country where it began. president rack obama's summit with mexican and canadian leaders marks his first meeting with the united states' closest neighbors. that proximity mea
>>> good morning, america. this morning, a brand-new abc news poll show nows more than half of americans approve of president obama's health care plan. is the president about to go into gladiator mode to get it passed? >>> outrage at the heroes welcome the lockerbie bomber receives after his release. we asked, why did great britain do this? >>> storm surge. the latest on the path of the giant hurricane, bill. >>> stalled on the highway. some popular foreign cars are suddenly just shutting down in traffic. an exclusive "gma" investigation. and this morning, a recall. >>> and need more sleep? 70 million of us do. and our team here at abc puts the latest solutions to the and our team here at abc puts the latest solutions to the test. captions paid for by abc, inc. >>> and good morning, america. i'm diane sawyer, here with david muir this morning. robin is away. chris is away this friday, august 21st, 2009. and there's a tsunami of outrage, pours over great britain this morning. >> all of the pictures pouring in. a hero's welcome for the bomber of the lockerbie pan am flight. al
and fear including this one from the supposed leader of the ohio militia. >> america, it's your wake-up call. >> i think that the president has in effect triggered fears among a fairly large number of white people in this country that they are somehow losing their country. >> reporter: officials tell my colleague pierre thomas at abc news that the president's daily threat matrix has yet to reflect a sharp increase inthreats. but white house officials privately admit deep concern and have told the secret service to keep security tight even if the president himself objects. bill and robin? >> all right, brian. so i bet there's going to be tight security and some very tough questions when president obama heads to montana later today holding the second of three town halls this week to sell and defend his health care reform plan. the president getting support from former president bill clinton, who came to his defense on thursday saying republicans are promoting fear in the health care fight. >>> senior white house correspondent jake tapper has more for us this morning. good morning, jake
>>> good morning, america. breaking news, as former president bill clinton arrives in north korea. a high-stakes missionoe two, american journalists facing 12 years and hard labor. >>> running on empty. is this the last day to turn that clunker into cash? will the program stall out in the senate? >>> ten seconds of terror. passengers tell us about the moment their packed jetliner dropped like a stone. we answer your questions about turbulence. >>> as children head back to school, we have the swine flu survival kit. >>> and does air conditioning turn you into a popsicle? is this a female thing? we take a stand on our hot is this a female thing? we take a stand on our hot topics this morning. captions paifor by abc, inc. >>> and good morning, america. i'm diane sawyer, with chris cuomo. robin is on assignment, on this august 4th, 2009. and everyone has been thinking all along, who could sweep into north korea? who could gain the american journalists? >> the answer is presidentill clinton. he landed in the capital today. >> it's an extraordinary mission, as you say, because of the hi
america in hopes of helping hundreds o thousands who suffer from a debilitating condition. >> plus a young girl is attacked in her own home. now mclean neighborhood is on edge. we'll get the latest in the search for a suspect. >> doug hill in the weather center. no thunderstorms to talk about in the viewing area. we have lots of hot temperatures in our immediate weather future. we'll talk about that in great tale. that's coming here on a on a p >> police are warning residents in mclean to be on alert after the assault of a 14-year-old girl. this happened overnight in a unit of a peach tree of mclean apartments. investigators say the girl was sleeg on a couch when she awoke to a men standing over her. he apparently pinned her arms down. she screamed and he thread and she was not physically injured. >> the fairfax county board of supervisors voted to approve the expansion of the saundy academy. it will be in one campus adding 200 new students to the fairfax location. residents expressed concerns about increased traffic and the school's controversial history. the academy has faced allegation
the best man perched state in america. >> president obama also congratulated frigid and democrats for being the number one state to do business in. president obama's approval rating has continued to drop nationwide, something that bob mcdonnell will probablmention on saturday when he gives his address. >>> virginia voters appeared to be split on their approval of president obama. and new survey shows 42% of those polled approve of the president, 51% disapprove. at the margin of error is plus/minus 4.1%. >>> the senate passed a bill pumping an additional $2 billion and its cash for clunkers program, voting just before leaving on their august recess. the house approved additional funding last week. the president is expected to sign the bill which will allow the program to continue. >>> the other big vote, the historic confirmation of sonia sotomayor, the nation's first hispanic justice to serve on the supreme court. the votes were 68-31. while the confirmation was never in doubt, it is still one for the history books. iwith that, sonia sotomayor became the first hispanic and the third woman t
, " for his family, he was a guardian, for america, he was the defender of a dream." when senator edward kennedy lost his battle with cancer at age 77, soap and did an extraordinary life. -- so did an extraordinary life. >> for decades to come, people talk about his legislative accomplishments and public policy. today, i lost my best friend in the senate. >> for a time, ted was known as brother to john and robert, whose lives were cut short by assassins. but this can be forged his own compelling legacy, contributing some of the most compelling legacy of the last century. from civil-rights to voting rights to health care reform, he was the liberal lion of the senate. about as long as i have a vote and as long as i have a voice in the u.s. senate, it will be for the democratic platform that provides health care! >> he forged deep, lasting, and lasting friendships with political conservatives. and he gave his word and kept his word. we became very good friends. >> his life was not without tragedy and disappointment, including his failed presidential bid 30 years ago and the dark day in 1969
a string. good morning, america. >> good morning. it is sunday, august 23rd. >> yes. >>> despite big rains, pounding surf. looks like we dodged a bullet, new england dodged a bullet. hurricane bill, the first hurricane of the season is heading towards canada, safely offshore. there are ramifications. tropical storm warnings to talk about. we'll bring you the latest, coming up. >>> also, the wildly popular cash for clunkers program comes to an end tomorrow. pumped hundreds of millions of dollars into the economy. sparked the flailing auto industry. but it's had a positive ripple effect on another industry. we'll tell you what you might ll a secondary stimulus.ca >>> also, the internationalunun manhunt rr way for the reality tv star, who was accused of murdering his ex-wife and former "playboy" model. investigators think he has fled the country. we'll have details on that. >>> also, cutting-edge medical equipment. really cool. giving people in small towns access to a big city doctor without leaving their hospital. it's a robo doc. >>> first, we want to get the latest on hurricane bill. it bl
paid for by abc, inc. >>> good morning, america. >> good morning. saturday, august 1st. august already. it is going to be a memorable morning here at "gma" weekend because we are determined to get our names in the record book. >> yes, we are. >> our gamut, it involves a pineapple. that's all i'm going to say. if you ever -- if you ever wanted to etch your name into the -- keep them in suspense, right? >> that's right. very good teasing, kate snow. >> you want to etch your name in the record books, you can do it. there's a new website that's certifying bizarre and extreme world records. everybody get astro if i. >> sure. it really is. everybody gets a troph geranetion. ron, you'll be invold thwi the pineapple. >>> also, a tale out of wisconsin, about a man who was dating three women at the same time, while married. these three women got together and gave new definition to hell knows no furry. >>> you're going to meet shay, poky and tori. they are spending their summer at summer camp. they're going to change their t et asummer camp. we'll follow them as they make the changes in their liv
president bill clinton who joined them on an emotional journey back to america. >> to the agony of captivity was washed away on a tearful tarmac in loss angeles -- los angeles. dodge the past 140 days have been the st difficult, heart wrenching time of our lives. >> the american journalists were ensnared in a crisis. bill clinton went to meet with the dictator, and he agreed to partner ling and lee. they had been forgiven. they say they persevered to the countless prayers of others. >> is what kept us going in the darkest hours. it is what sustained our faith that we would come home. >> add to that safe environment, they went -- that safe environment they went. it will take time to understand what they endured. home is the only place they want to be. >> she has a little bit weak. she lost a lot of weight as you can probably tell. we're going to stop her with food that she loves and love on her. >> they have been working for months to secure the release. president clinton's presence was critical and that process. >>> it will hear more details on our top story tonight. president barack obama d
sotomayor and her family. i alsohink it is a wonderful day for america. >> it doesn't mean there was not debate over controversial "why is latina -- "wise latina" comment. >> i hope that she actively defends her impartiality against objective influences and prejudices. >> there were rallies on the national mall and watch parties around washington. it secured her future. unless there is a complete meltdown, according to one senator, she was then. >> it is a victory, but i do not know if it is a big victo. he did not try to put someone on the court that would reshape the court for a generation. >> she will be sworn in on saturday in two separate ceremonies. it will be the first one opened to television in the court's history. >> and quite a few people from our area say the judge as a role model for hispanic children. >> as a hispanic woman, she has gone pretty far. >> some people we spoke with hope that she will inspire a community struggling to deal with issues like poverty and discrimination. >>> of the senate is about to vote for more funding for the cash for clunkers prog
of the big payday are irresistible. captions paid for by abc, inc. >>> good morning, america. >> good morning. it is saturday, august 22nd. >> folks along the east coast, hoping for a little luck. trying to avoid this. take a look. goofy name, hurricane bill. impressive size. storm the size of texas. very powerful, making its way toward the east coast. look likes we'll avoid a direct hit. but it is likely to produce heavy rains, dangerous rip currents. and marysol live on long island. we also have a report further up the coast coming up in just a moment. >>> also this morning, could you ever forgive someone responsible for the death of a loved one. we've heard a lot of outrage in the last few days from some of the families of the lockerbie bombing victims after the bomber was set free in libya. others have forgiven him. and they say it's helped them come to grips with everything and dealing with the tragedy. we're going to explore the roots of forgiveness and whether it works. >>> also on the topic of forgiveness, green bay packer fans will never forgive brett favre for suiting up for the min
>>> good morning, america. this morning, did stocks tumble because america stopped shopping? we look inside the back-to-school shopping cart and ask, did the experts declare economic victory too soon? and some of the smartest analysts in the country tell us what to expect next. >>> the swine flu vaccine shortage. less than one-third of what was promised will be ready by october. why? and who gets it now? who does not? >>> caught on tape. the police beating that has a major city on-edge. >>> a spurned wife, speaking out. jenny sanford, wife of the south carolina governor, and what she really thinks of the aentine mistreasure. >>> and a conservative republican in sequins on "dancing with the stars"? why tom delay is on the show. is the man they call the hammer, why tom delay is on the show. is the man they call the hammer, ready for the hustle? captions paid for by abc, inc. >>> good morning, america. diane sawyer wh chris cuomo on this tuesday, august 18th. and robin is away. the dow seemed to roll back since monday. >> the market goes up and goes down. what does it mean for the
to a special edition of "america this morning." it was shortly before midnight eastern time when senator ted kennedy lost his valiant battle with brain cancer. >> kennedy guyed at his seaside home in massachusetts, surrounded by his loved ones. >> reporter: good morning, jeremy, and to you, vinita, as well. extraordinarily heavy hearts for the kennedy family here at the kennedy compound, just downed the road behind me. we learned just after midnight this evening, senator ted kennedy succumb to the brain tumor. he spent much of the time these last several months here at the kennedy compound. he's been seen out sailing. though, the family told us in recent days, the bad days have outnumbered the good. there had been some word tha his condition had warsened in coming days. the family released a statement just a short time ago, saying edward kennedy, the husband, father, grandfather, husband and uncle, that we loved so deeply, died tuesday night, in hyannisport. the inspiration of his faith, optimism and perseverance will live on in our hearts forever. as you know, just off the coast of massachu
in america who believe in establishing euthanasia. >> reporter: the growing anger and confusion over the original 1,000-page hlth care bill has put the white house and democrats on the defensivive. >> i've also heard the suggestion that this is going to pay for abortions across america. not true in any version of the bill. the same thing when it comes to coverage of undocumented people in america. >> it's hard to ha a discussion about health care reform if you don't really know what it's all about. >> reporter: which means if health care reform is going to happen by the end of the year, the public will want to hear more reasoning -- >> why don't you go home! >> why don't you! >> this is my home! >> reporter: and less ranting. rachelle martin, abc news. >>> overseas now. a typhoon lashed taiwan with as much as 80 inches rain triggering some of the worst flooding in 50 years. a six-story hotel collapsed and plunged into a river after floodwaters eroded its base. all 300 people inside hotel were safely evacuated before that collapse there. torrential rains are also causing havoc in indi
" -- the health of the international economy as told through sna foods. one of corporate america's most powerful women, pepsi-co's ceo joins me from her company's new plant in china. >>> lessons for life and busine happiness even if will smith doesn't star in your lave story. mr. evans? this is nice from onstar. i have received an automatic signal you've been in a front-end crash. do you need help? yeah. i'll contact emergency services and stay with you. you okay? yeah. onstar. standard for one year on 14 chevy models. >>> increasingly, china is a key for the global economy recover. as it shifts from an export economy to a consumer-led economy. pepsi is investing $1 billion in china trying to get a piece of those consumers as the country shifts back into high gear. recently i spoke with pepsi-coe's ceo indra nooyi on opportunities and challenges presented by a global market. >> china is a country where the opportunities are huge. china also has a lot of issues and it's critically important that companies that come into china work with the chinese governments to make sure they're making a positiv
worsens. a $33 million settlement between the bank of america and the s.e.c. over bonuses is on hold. a federal judge says he needs more information before approveing the deal. bank of america agreed to pay the fine on charges it misled the ability to pay bonuses when it bought -- the products' brands and -- well the popular cash for clunkers program may drive up prices for used cars. the rebate program is ending about $750,000 gas guzzlers to the scrap happy instead of car lots where many of them may have gone. that could inflate prices as much as 10% on used cars. gas prices pushed higher for the third week in a row. prices climbed to an average of $2.65 a gallon. michael jackson's final rehearsals are coming to the big screen. a judge approved the right to sell hours of footage taped before his london tour. >> coming up on "good morning america" an exclusive look at the top five places to buy a house right now and not he is thely where houses are the cheapest. that's on "g.m.a." and that's your "moneyscope" report. i'm jeremy hubbard. >> on this tuesday morning 74 degrees. >> comi
captions by vitac >>> good morning, america. and this morning, town hall showdown. as the frenzy grows over health care reform -- >> you don't trust me? >> the president tries to separate fact from fury, but is it working? >>> right-hand man. he helped bernie madoff steal billions from investors, now he says he's ready to name names. >>> and american father, fighting for the young son he says was stolen and left in an italian orphanage. he joins us live with his dramatic story. >>. >> a jewel heist out a hollywood movie. how did crooks steal sz 65 million worth of jewels s in d how did crooks steal sz 65 million worth of jewels s in d daylight? captions paid for by abc, inc. >>> good morning, alongside chris cuomo, i'm robin roberts diane sawyer is off on this wednesday, august 12th. president obama becoming a sort of fact-checker in chief. >> he hasn't seen the ugly scenes we've seen elsewhere, he's the president after all. but look at los angeles this morn, people lining up for free health care. >> so let's begin with our senior white house correspondent jake tapper with th
>> hav >>> good morning, america. breaking news this morning. as the night spawns tornado after tornado. and rricane bill sets its course near the u.s. >>> still missing. the tearful father of a georgia woman who disappeared on a walk on a rural road, pleads for news and his daughter's safe return. a "gma" exclusive. >>> oprah winfrey and dr. mehmet oz, suing companies, saying they falsely use their names to endorse health products. dr. oz speaks to us. >>> and look at this picture. a world champion female track star faces the question -- is he a world champion female track star faces the question -- is he is a woman or a man? captions paid for by abc, in >>> and good morning, america. diane sawyer, chris cuomo. robin roberts is off on this thursday, august 20th, 2009. and the dangerous weather will not step for the people in the midwest. tornadoes ripping through minnesota, wisconsin, iowa. in a moment, you're going to hear from a brave, young boy, in illinois, who was home alone in his basement, when the drnd blew away his house around him. >> the sounds outside of his home wa
>>> good morning, america. finally, we have the documents. what police say happened to michael jackson. the gruesome time line. the shocking cocktail of potent drugs. and a report that it will be labeled homicide. >>> a dire swine flu warning. a presidential panel says half the u.s. population could get that flu. 90,000 people could die. what do we do now? >>> plaxico burress. from super bowl superstar to jail time. his first interview, here. >>> madoff's mistress. a 21-year affair. and she's telling all in a live interview this morning. >>> and defined a generation. "thirtysomething." the cast here, their first "thirtysomething." the cast here, their first reunion, 20 years later. captions paid for by abc, inc. >>> we say good morning to you. welcome, again. i'm diane sawyer. robin is off on this tuesday, august 25th. after all of the speculation, after all of the talk, we have real information on michael jackson's death. >> one doctor says he took enough sedatives to knock down on elephant. the question, now, of course, will it rise to the level o homicide? abc's mike von fre
thisorning." >>> good morning, america. and this morning, stunning, new video of the gym shooter. "gma" uncovers another video of george sodini. this time, at a controversial dating seminar. what does it tell us about the killer? >>> the new swine flu rules. the government releases new guidelines, suggesting three shots this year. but is it safe? >>> a sister's celebration. lisa ling tells us how her sister is coping after months in captivity. and what really happened in north korea. >>> and a triple-play in the park. three of the biggest stars from "american idol" perform live in three of the biggest stars from "american idol" perform live in our summer concert series. captions paid for by abc, inc. >>> and good morning, everyone. alongside chris cuomo, i'm robin roberts. diane is off, on this friday, august 7th. and we continue to learn more about the man who opened fire on an aerobics class earlier this week. >> we have a team of reporters looking into this. insight into him will help going forward. and this is a relationship class. a tough-love tutorial, with him participatin
to kill him? >>> and fallen "idol." what happens now to america's most popular show, now that paula abdul is gone? most popular show, now that paula abdul is gone? and who might replace her? captions paid for by abc, inc. >>> and good morning, america. robin is on assignment this morning. i'm diane sawyer on this thursday, august 6, 2009. and chris is back from anchoring our coverage of the shooting of all those women in the fitness class near pittsburgh. this morning, take a look. we have new video of the killer speaking. we're going to be searching for clues inside it, that might show how an ordinary neighbor or co-worker becomes increasingly deranged. >> we also found a second video. you're looking at one. this is sodini giving a tour of his own house. as you'll see, there's some remarkable things we find on this video. if you look closely, that book, is called "how to date young women for men over 35. "and something else new we found this morning. by analyzing, literally, computer code involved in s blog, a hidden message, that he had written about men. >> embedded in the computer. >>
's gone unheard for centuries. captions paid for by abc, inc. >>> good morning, america. >> good morning. it is sunday, august 30th. and just after sunset last night, at arlington national cemetery, senator ted kennedy was laid to rest next to his brothers jack and bobby. and a letter that senator kennedy had written to pope benedict last month was read at that graveside service. that letter had been hand delivered by president obama himself to the pope, and we will have details from the letter and an emotional day. >>> also, it has been four years, four years ago this weekend since hurricane katrina turned new orleans into a swamp. the city has struggled to rebuild, and it's been a slow process. many neighborhoods still have not recovered. many residents still haven't come home. we want to check in on the big easy and see how everybody is coping down there. >>> also this morning we did this kid fit challenge and been following three teens this summer as they battled to change their lifestes. they went away to summer camp. dramatically changed their diets and exercise routines. we'll see
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